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Suboptimal responses in chronic myeloid leukemia: milestones and mechanisms
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Internal Medicine. (Blodsjukdomar)
2009 (English)In: Expert Review of Hematology, ISSN 1747-4086, Vol. 2, no 1, 81-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia who fail to achieve timely treatment responses have a worse prognosis. Although many patients respond well to first-line treatment with imatinib, a significant proportion relapse or experience an inadequate response. Since effective alternative Bcr-Abl inhibitors are available (i.e., dasatinib or nilotinib), several regional groups have proposed milestones for imatinib failure or suboptimal response based on the achievement of specified levels of response within a defined treatment duration. A suboptimal response indicates that, although patients may continue to receive a benefit from continuing imatinib treatment at the assigned dose, long-term outcome may be better with an alternative strategy. The underlying mechanisms behind suboptimal responses are multifactorial and may differ from those causing relapse.

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2009. Vol. 2, no 1, 81-91 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-170108DOI: 10.1586/17474086.2.1.81PubMedID: 21082997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-170108DiVA: diva2:508306
Available from: 2012-03-08 Created: 2012-03-08 Last updated: 2012-03-12Bibliographically approved

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